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The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter

The UK generated more power from renewable sources than from fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. This is the first time that's happened since the UK opened its first public electricity-generating station in 1882. The findings, revealed in an a… Source: Engadget | The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil …

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Harley-Davidson suspends LiveWire production over a charging glitch

Harley-Davidson has suspended the production and delivery of its LiveWire electric motorcycles. During final tests, the company discovered a problem related to the vehicle's charging equipment. The company told The Wall Street Journal that tests to p… Source: Engadget | Harley-Davidson suspends LiveWire production over a charging glitch

Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 gets caught by LiDAR

BMW decided to paint one of its X6 SUVs black. But not just any black; Vantablack the darkest pigment ever created. Then they brought it to the Frankfurt Auto Show and put it in a room with flashing lights and a video screen. But seriously, if they j… Source: Engadget | Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 …

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BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

Sure, the fuel-cell infrastructure issue hasn't been solved yet, but that hasn't stopped automakers from showing off new hydrogen-powered vehicles. At the Frankfurt Auto Show BMW showed off the i Hydrogen Next development X5 SUV. Because it's always… Source: Engadget | BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

Hyundai's first electric race car is a souped-up Veloster

Hyundai is joining the ranks of automakers with electric race cars — if in a somewhat predictable way. The company has started work on the Veloster N ETCR, a race-tuned EV edition of the Veloster N built for its namesake ETCR championship starting… Source: Engadget | Hyundai's first electric race car is a souped-up Veloster

E-bikes are now allowed in US national parks, for better or worse

The next time you visit a National Park in the US, you can likely bring your e-bike with you. The National Park Service has expanded the use of e-bikes to allow pedal assist models on the same roads and trails as conventional bicycles so long as the… Source: Engadget | E-bikes are now allowed in …

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The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

The EV market continues to expand, with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers have also started looking backward for the vehicles… Source: Engadget | The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

Tesla's Model 3 leads it to another profitable quarter

Sometimes it's best to come out and say things won't be as good as they were last quarter. That's what Tesla CEO Elon Musk did on January 18th and today's fourth-quarter results are pretty much on par with that post from two weeks ago. Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 leads it to another profitable …

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Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Californians now have access to some of the fastest electric vehicle chargers on the planet… even if people can't really use those chargers yet. VW's Electrify America has installed California's first publicly available 350kW EV chargers at Simon'… Source: Engadget | Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they're still made using pollution-producing factories — and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact… Source: Engadget | Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

BMW’s i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar’s clothing

I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 Roadster. A supercar that's got one foot in the future and the other in the now. E… Source: Engadget | BMW’s …

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GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars

GM is keenly aware that it can't depend on car sales going forward, and that now includes venturing beyond cars. The company has revealed that it's working on two e-bikes, one compact and one folding, ahead of a launch sometime in 2019. It didn't say… Source: Engadget | GM is making e-bikes as it expands …

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GM's self-driving car reportedly has trouble recognizing pedestrians

It seems that General Motors' self-driving car unit, Cruise, is running into major difficulties, and will likely not be able to hit its late 2019 launch target. Sources close to the project have told Reuters that engineers have been hitting unexpecte… Source: Engadget | GM's self-driving car reportedly has trouble recognizing pedestrians

Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

It's easy to think that once cars start driving themselves most of our traffic woes will be eliminated. Robocars are supposed to be better drivers and better driving should mean less gridlock. Unfortunately, that drop in bumper to bumper hell won't b… Source: Engadget | Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI… Source: Engadget | Google is using AI to run its data …

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